Posts by Gabrielle Parent-Doliner

, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: July 2, 2020 at 5:46 pm

What you need to know about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and beaches for Independence Day weekend 2020Last updated: Friday July 3, 2020 Independence Day Beach Closures in California California State Parks: California State Parks in Souther California and in San Francisco are will be closing temporarily from July 3- July 5. According to the state government, …

 
, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: June 25, 2020 at 3:28 pm

Over a hundred years ago, on a steamy summer day,Chicagoans were enjoying the city’s Lake Michigan beaches. Temperature records from the 27th of July 1919 say it was a scorching 35C outside (96F). Chicago only had four municipal beaches at the time. These four beaches were in the north part of the city, far from …

 
, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: May 28, 2020 at 3:54 pm

This post was first published on 28 May 2020, and last updated 10 July 2020.Toronto beachesThere are 11 official city beaches in Toronto. There are lifeguards are on duty at 10 of Toronto’s beaches. These include: Bluffer’s Park Beach (Blue Flag) Cherry/Clarke Beach (Blue Flag) Kew-Balmy Beach (Blue Flag) Marie Curtis Park East Beach Sunnyside …

 
, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: March 31, 2020 at 12:25 pm

This post was originally written on 31 March 2020, and was last updated 28 July 2020. This page will be updated often with new information.The end of May typically marks the start of the summer at beaches across Ontario. This year, it will be an unprecedented swim season due to the measures in place to …

 
, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: March 30, 2020 at 4:25 pm

The Swim Guide was created in order to answer the question, “Is it safe to swim?” For 9 years, we’ve provided up to date recreational water quality data for beaches, lakes, and rivers around the world. The Covid-19 pandemic has added a new intonation to the question of whether or not you can get sick …

 
, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: March 25, 2020 at 12:26 am

3 July 2020 updatesIn an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus, enforce social distancing, and in certain cases, accommodate mandatory work and travel restrictions, states, counties, and cities across the USA are limiting access to beaches. The majority of US recreational water quality monitoring programs continue to sample beaches and share test results as …

 
, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: March 19, 2020 at 12:09 pm

Hello everyone,How are you doing?We are here for you.In the face of the coronavirus virus pandemic, most of us are practicing “social distancing.” Swim Drink Fish, the organization behind Swim Guide, has adopted these practices. We’re encouraging our staff and network to always follow the advice of our health experts. This means working from home, …

 
, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: December 23, 2019 at 7:53 am

Kiwi summer swim spots on the world mapThis summer, Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) has teamed up with Canadian-based not-for-profit Swim Drink Fish to share New Zealand’s recreational water quality results with an international audience. The latest results collated and displayed by the LAWA website are now also available on the globally popular Swim Guide …

 
, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: November 12, 2018 at 3:29 pm

Swim Guide protecting public health and clean water with launch of first open data standard for recreational water quality thanks to CIRA’s Community Investment Program. TORONTO, November 13, 2018 – Swim Guide, the world’s leading beach information service, is pleased to announce the release of its open data standard for the automated exchange of recreational …

 
, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: August 6, 2018 at 12:46 am

Swim Guide is excited to introduce our brand new photo submission feature for our iOS and Android app. The photo submission feature and the beach image database are part of Swim Guide’s international citizen-science effort to collect data on beaches around the world. Photos are incredibly important pieces of evidence. When Swim Guide users are …

 
, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: May 31, 2018 at 8:55 am

May 31, 2018 – TORONTO – Swim season has arrived in Ontario, and by June, water quality monitoring will be underway at many public beaches. The recreational water quality monitoring alerts the public about water contamination and many Ontarians rely on it to decide whether to swim. Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care recently …

 
, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: December 7, 2017 at 12:04 pm

For Immediate Release Pulse Energy is returning for the fourth time as the Swim Guide sponsor for New Zealand. The most current recreational water quality information for over 700 New Zealand swimming spots is accessible from the Swim Guide smartphone app and website thanks to Pulse Energy, a community owned electricity and gas retailer. In …

 
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